• Craig Posted: 4/7/2010 5:57am PDT

    They should have been offering their current diesel in their entire lineup here...*especially* the Mazda5. I sure hope they plan on putting this motor in the next gen Mazda5.....that car is just about the perfect vehicle for a small family and they offer it with a manual trans...which is just great.The 5 is probably 3-400 pounds lighter than a typical 6....that could mean a 45mpg Mazda5 with this motor...in a car that can carry 6 passengers.

  • vhrm Posted: 4/1/2010 12:14am PDT

    This is pretty neat. Things i hope for this engine:
    a) it will be bio diesel friendly. (see http://savebiodiesel.org)
    b) they'll offer it w/ a manual transmission
    c) they'll put it in a wagon.
    d) they'll offer it w/ AWD
    e) all of the above... which would be awesome.
    The Jetta TDI has a wagon w/ a manual, but not so hot on biodiesel and no AWD (yet). Also, well... it's a WV so that doesn't really help it.
    A funny aside, it seems Mazdausa.com has disabled their contact/email form. All i see is a paragraph about how "Mazda's Customer Assistance Center is currently experiencing an abnormally high volume of emails." and a phone number, but no way to email.

  • lucifer Posted: 3/31/2010 5:30pm PDT

    Hopefully diesel will finally shut some of these holier than thou hybrid fanatics up

  • fb_1510606196 avatar Carl Posted: 3/31/2010 5:01pm PDT

    Yes! I think the diesel revolution will be as important as hybridization. It seems like Mazda, Hyundai, Toyota and Honda are just rubbing it in to let the former big three know who is the best. The intense competition is fantastic and buyers benefit.

  • Mr. D Posted: 3/31/2010 1:34pm PDT

    Finally!!!!!!! Bring it on the diesel revolution. See what Mazda can do when it is unshackled from Ford (i.e., taking advantage of an opportunity when it presents itself)!